Conventional wisdom has it that to be successful in business you need to be a hard-nosed "taker," as opposed to someone who is a softy "giver" who gives their time generously to others.
This conventional wisdom is off the mark, says Adam Grant, a professor of management at the Wharton School and author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. In fact, generosity, when balanced with self-interest, Grant says, will boost your productivity and advance your career.

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